The world is watching and analysing the physiques of women in the public eye as a kind of first-world sport, and hypothesising obsessively about their diets, feeding the consciousnesses of young girls with drivel about who they should be and what they should look like and telling them they really should care an awful lot about those things, or else.
The sugar-less trend seems like it might have long running implications on the way we sell, shop and eat. Things that were once put onto our health barometer, we're now advised to stay clear of. Yogurt, fruit, cereal and so forth are most certainly off the menu. Advised that cereals were the healthy option to start of our day, the healthiest at present, has to be cartoned egg whites.
I think it's really important for children to be involved in food preparation, as the more they know about cooking and healthy eating from a young age, the more likely they are to use those skills in later life.
Our initial summer holiday plan was to barge up the Norfolk Broads, but our middle-aged travel aspirations were not matched by a middle-aged disposable income. So we decided to do the next most obvious option: we would hire bikes, and hunt down locally produced British cheese.
Before I begin the account of my first festival experience, it might be a good time to explain why my 28-year-old, party-adoring, find-any-excuse-to-drink-before-midday self has taken so long to get pitched. You see, I thought they were all about the music.
I've always been a firm believer that making your lifestyle more socially and environmentally beneficial should be about savouring the moment, thinking about the decisions we make and embarking on small changes.
Courgettes are quite bland and so it can be difficult to get children to eat them as a vegetable. So what I always do is bake courgettes in the oven, stuffed full of tasty and fresh ingredients and suddenly they are turned into the main event.
Our trip ended with dinner on the steps of some backstreet in beautiful Venetian Corfu town. I tried the moussaka again. A near-triumph this time, all that hanging around deepening the flavour. It was only just warm enough and of course the chips were cold.
These cupcakes are something I made for the school fayre. They sold out pretty fast, I'm sure due to their white chocolate dribbleness. The other cakes I made did not sell out fast. It was very stressful watching them sit, lonely and ignored. I won't be making anything other than these for the school fayre, ever again.
We are singing, dancing and cheering our way through the week as we welcome two beautiful new faces to the Food Tube family! ... Check out the sort of delicious goodness you can expect on the menu...
Some people bring a bottle of wine or bunch of flowers when they come round for a meal. Our friends Jill and Bruce did both - and topped it with the munificent gift of a large piece of home-smoked salmon.
Duagh is a little village situated in Kerry in Ireland with a population of around 400 people. On the weekend of the 9th of August the size of the town more nearly doubled as close to 2,000 people turned out to attend the Duagh Summer Festival.
I applied for a job a few years ago and I got down to the last few candidates. I was very excited as it was a 'big brand' and at the final 'papal nod of the CEO' stage he began to ask me what I thought was an odd line of questioning. It started pretty early into what became the longest half hour of my life. "So Mark, have you always been overweight?" he asked.
These crêpes are fluffy and light, they balance well with the compote and slip down like heaven. You can prep the batter and compote in advance and make these mid-week as well as having them on a lazy Sunday.
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I've added a can of tuna fish in this easy recipe because I know that foraging enough razor clams to lunch upon, is a matter of experience. If you find a quantity to dine royalty, forget the tin of tuna in this Seashore Salad. When foraging wild ingredients, take enough for your own need and no more.